Mousetrap Music

Description: 
Mad genius at work
Composers: 
Mark Applebaum
Performers: 
Mark Applebaum
Catalog Number: 
#511
Genre: 
experimental
electronic
Collection: 
Mark Applebaum
homemade instruments
ambient
Location: 

Clarksville, MS

UPC: 
726708651121
Release Date: 
Jan 1, 1996
Liner Notes: 
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Format: 
Digital Only
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Song TitleTimePrice
1.Salmagundi15:07$-1
2.Scrape: Threaded rods03:56$0.99
3.Bow: Tam trees09:12$0.99
4.3 Ictus00:06$0.99
5.Strike: 3/2 + 5: 2 Groove03:14$0.99
6.Pluck: Koto03:18$0.99
7.16 Things00:42$0.99
8.Stroke: Nails04:57$0.99
9.Strike: Dulcimer groove01:10$0.99
10.S-Tog: S-Tog (excerpt)27:16$-1
11.00:00$
12.Salmagundi15:07$-1
13.Scrape: Threaded rods03:56$0.99
14.Bow: Tam trees09:12$0.99
15.3 Ictus00:06$0.99
16.Strike: 3/2 + 5: 2 Groove03:14$0.99
17.Pluck: Koto03:18$0.99
18.16 Things00:42$0.99
19.Stroke: Nails04:57$0.99
20.Strike: Dulcimer groove01:10$0.99
21.S-Tog: S-Tog (excerpt)27:16$-1

Mousetrap Music

One Sheet: 

When you think of mad geniuses of invention, two names come to mind... Dr. Frankenstein and Dr. Mark Applebaum.  

This CD offers a sampling of Applebaum's electro-acoustic sound-sculpture improvisations performed on musical instruments of his own creation, including the mousetrap, mini-mouse, duplex mousphon, and midi-mouse, all mixed up with live electronics. Also included is an extended excerpt from "S-tog," the music Applebaum composed for a 1993 performance "cohabitation" with the Merce Cunningham Dance Company. 

Reviews: 

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"Sound sculptures and invented instruments…a wide range of off-kilter music, from junkyard percussion pieces to kitsch early electronic effects." - Francois Couture

"a revelatory, onomatopoetic meditation" - George Lewis